Category: National Electronic Health Records Survey

QuickStats: Percentage of Office-Based Physicians Using Telemedicine Technology, by Specialty — United States, 2019 and 2021

From 2019 to 2021, the use of telemedicine technology increased for office-based physicians from 15.4% to 85.9%. In both 2019 and 2021, the use of telemedicine technology was higher among primary care physicians and medical specialty physicians than it was among surgical specialty physicians. In 2021, 91.4% of primary care physicians, 87.2% of medical specialty Read More >

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QuickStats: Distribution of Hours per Day That Office-Based Primary Care and Specialist Care Physicians Spent Outside Normal Office Hours Documenting Clinical Care in Their Medical Record System — United States, 2019

In 2019, 91.0% of office-based physicians spent time outside normal office hours documenting clinical care: 17.0% spent <1 hour, 41.4% spent 1–2 hours, 24.0% spent >2 hours–4 hours, and 8.6% spent >4 hours per day. The percentage of primary care physicians who spent no hours per day documenting clinical care (5.3%) was lower than the Read More >

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Certified EHR Systems in Physician Offices Increase

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 provides incentive payments to eligible hospitals and providers that demonstrate the meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) system. In 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology began certifying EHR systems as having the capabilities that could Read More >

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Acceptance of New Patients With Public and Private Insurance by Office-based Physicians: United States, 2013

Physician acceptance of new Medicaid patients has shown to be lower than acceptance of new Medicare patients or new privately insured patients. Acceptance of new Medicaid patients also has shown to be lower in states with lower Medicaid payment rates to physicians. Using the 2013 National Electronic Health Records Survey, this NCHS report summarizes physician Read More >

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